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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 66,311 People

    You know them moods where you actually think

    every going fine, and for once you try not to think about anything. Then you see something that just kills your insides and you wonder why your still living. I'm sitting here, crying my ******* heart out wondering what the hell I've done wrong when I haven't even done anything...
    Hawkings14 Hawkings14 13-15, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    Can I just put it out there

    that all of the fcking 13-14 year old kids who are part of this and think "oh I'm sad cause mummy wouldn't buy me this" or "oh I'm so sad because I had a crush on a boy and he doesn't like me" need to stop being dumb and get back to being a kid. Fgs depression is a mental...
    JPSmith24 JPSmith24 16-17, M 36 Responses Aug 28, 2014

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 19 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 26 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 16 Responses May 27, 2014

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 95 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    It's that time of the year,

    slipping to a dark place yet again. You see me. You know me. But you never really see I'm dying inside. All my will is growing fainter and fainter. All the passion left is now gone. I feel lonely. I feel sad. I feel anxious. I feel empty. Hi. This is me. I need a friend. I...
    mediocrity mediocrity 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Never say these things to someone

    who suffers from depression, or any other disorder/mental illness: 1: "You just need to give yourself a kick in the ***." 2: "No one ever said life was fair or easy." 3: "There are a lot of people worse off than you." 4: "Everyone gets depressed sometimes!" 5: "Maybe you should...
    tianajade tianajade 18-21, F 18 Responses Mar 4, 2014

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    thumper15 thumper15 18-21, F 22 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 13 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    There was this girl I liked a lot

    and I would do anything to be with her, but she got a boyfriend. I now hate myself and cut myself a lot, I get zero attention from females. The boy she went out with is a sofmore and I am freshmen, usually females go for older males because they are "more mature." Well I can...
    catbradley catbradley 13-15, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 15 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    I really like this girl a lot.

    She's actually the first girl that has been able to make me smile like a goof since I broke up with my ex. However, I just found out that she's talking to her ex boyfriend again. Now I'm back into depression, anxiety to the roof and scare I'll be alone for the rest of my life. I...
    lgy800 lgy800 22-25, M 5 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I hate night time. I always get lonely

    and think way too much.
    justthatxxxguy justthatxxxguy 18-21, M 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I can't stop crying right now.

    .. Idk what to do.
    Cutie2013 Cutie2013 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    Ive noticed that ppl on here like to see people

    hurting instead of liking to see people that actually made progress in life.
    LocoSaulteaux LocoSaulteaux 13-15, M 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 53 Responses a week ago

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    How do you know if you are truly suicidal .

    . I know it's a stupid question , and seems like an obvious Answer , but I just don't know ... I have a plan and everything , but does that make someone suicidal ?
    youreadwhat youreadwhat 18-21, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I don't know what to do anymore.

    I'm feeling too tired.
    shethia shethia 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I was very optimistic

    and everything I was a father to be until I wasn't anything stillbirth. before I used to think when someone is pregnant they will have a baby well nothing is promised. it's tough going through pregnancy and leaving empty handed. nothing was ever the same
    troubleminded troubleminded 22-25, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 28 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    I have a question for those of you

    who have depression along with bipolar disorder. what do your mixed episodes feel like? mine feel like extreme agitation and I can't be touched or else I go crazy. I hate everything. every little noise bothers me. I see things that need to be cleaned but don't have the energy to...
    danielle18 danielle18 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    WHAT IS THE ANSWER? All my life I have seen

    what it is like not to have God in my life. I had parents that did not care for me and a welfare system that gave a **** less. When I was still a boy I went to war, just to kill another boy that I did not even know. As I grow older and made my way through life all I have seen is...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 35 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 81 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    Dear Mind, please shut the **** up,

    I'm trying to be happy.
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    I would tell myself to not care.

    Nothing good or bad is permanent, so just keep moving. Someone called me a name? Don't react to it. I'm beginning to become a memory to my friends? Oh well. The guy I like doesn't like me back? Whatever. Someone complimented me? Thank and acknowledge them but go on with...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I want death to come

    and swallow me up right now. I hate everything
    gybe gybe 18-21, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    This is my last post.

    I'm finished. I've hurt everyone close to me. I'm an evil person. I'm a sociopath. My need for love and connection has ruined the connections I did have with people. I'm insatiable. I'm sorry, for everything I put you through. I'm done now though, it's okay. Please, find...
    humangarbage humangarbage 18-21, M 3 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Battling Depression

    Everyday it seems that as soon as I enter my room my smile fades. My mind begins to fill with questions, and all I see is shadows. I have been battling depression for about 10 years now. No one has a clue at all, it is my darkest secret. Everything is a blur, I am not happy at...
    TaylorIW TaylorIW 13-15, F 33 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    I feel like crud, as usual,

    and I kinda wanted to share, in the hopes that someone may understand. So... My tale of woe, as short as possible. I was initially an accident, my mother raised me alone because my father was a manipulative ***, I was a temperamental little bastard, literally, with anger issues...
    Ubumnyama Ubumnyama 18-21, M 12 hrs ago

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    "Who am I to judge?" - If only we all think

    that way, life would be a better place.
    Spencer024 Spencer024 22-25, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    To you, who are hurting.

    You are not alone. - I have strong shoulders, and two feet firmly on the ground. So lay on me as much pain as you can give me. Be it little, or be it all, I will carry it. From here onto eternity, if needs be. You are not alone. You may feel so, and you may believe that there...
    themanoflegends themanoflegends 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Holding back the tears hurts in my throat.

    He doesn't care about me the way I care about him and I need to be ok with that. I need to feel that pain and realize that it isn't going to kill me. I don't need his validation or anyone else's. I can learn to love myself. Right?
    Justkissy Justkissy 31-35, F 6 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    I've been battling depression

    for over 7 years now.. I can't help but think it's a losing battle. I'm lost and alone with no one to talk to.
    hs2014 hs2014 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hawkings14 Hawkings14 13-15, F 4 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    I've recently started taking new pills

    for my anxiety. I've thought about taking all of them at once but I'm not sure if that would even do anything. I've really been debating it lately I just don't want to live anymore
    br1ttanymarie br1ttanymarie 18-21, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    No one should have to live in

    such a ****** up society we have
    Hawkings14 Hawkings14 13-15, F 23 hrs ago

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    Life is ****. No reason to live.

    Soon I will be no longer here.
    sarawee sarawee 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...